Verinovum, a health data enrichment and integration technology company, announced today the appointment of Scott Shepherd, DO, FACP, as the company’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Shepherd is a seasoned hospitalist and medical director with a passion for using healthcare data to improve quality outcomes.

Dr. Shepherd has been the medical director for hospitalist medicine at St. John Health System in Oklahoma for the past year, where he served as associate director for several years previously. He is also currently medical director for Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI).

After joining CHSI in 2015, he began providing medical direction to a team of data analysts working on the largest-ever relational healthcare database, HEALTHFACTS, from Cerner. In addition, he continues to work with the team at CHSI to develop meaningful research using EHR data with some of the most recent projects, including topics like sepsis early detection and hip fracture readmission.

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